NIF Australia was formed in 2011 with the visit of then-president of NIF Israel, and the former deputy speaker of the Knesset, Naomi Chazan. Almost 1,000 people came to hear Naomi at events at Melbourne's Wheeler Centre and the Sydney Opera House.
In the seven years since our formation we have raised almost $5 million, distributing grants to important civill society organisations in Israel and facilitating new conversations about Israel inside the Australian Jewish community.
In addition to Naomi Chazan, we have hosted in Australia former Haaretz editor David Landau, New York Times columnists Thomas Friedman and Roger Cohen, Achinoam Nini and many more.
Since our formation, we have had thousands of people come to our events, donate to support our projects, sign petitions and more. Click through to meet some of them.